Fayette County

Lexington police arrest man wanted in connection with fatal shooting

Lexington police have arrested a man accused of being involved in a fatal shooting on West Sixth Street Saturday night.

On Sunday it was announced that there was an active warrant for the arrest of Damarcus D. Jones, 25, on a charge of murder, according to police. Late Monday morning, Jones was arrested during a traffic stop at Tates Creek Centre.

The charge stems from a shooting that occurred at the Coolavin Apartments on West Sixth Street at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Police who were called to the area arrived to find a man suffering gunshot wounds to his upper body, according to police.

The victim, later identified as 24-year-old Aaron Coney, died of his injuries at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital at 12:28 a.m. Sunday, according to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.

Police say Jones and Coney had been in a fight before the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call police at 859-258-3600.

Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to 274637. Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020

or Bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.